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Lok Sabha 2019: India election schedule raises questions

The dates have been announced for the Indian election, but questions are raised over the schedule.

BBC 20 Mar 2019 9:00 am

Chandrashekhar Azad: The Indian Dalit leader challenging Modi

Chandrashekhar Azad has emerged as the newest political icon for India's 200 million Dalits.

BBC 20 Mar 2019 6:16 am

Come what may, we stand with Pakistan: China (Lead)

China on Tuesday said it would stand by Pakistan during its testing times and firmly support it to uphold its sovereignty and territorial integrity and also told the inte

Bollywood Tabloid 20 Mar 2019 4:05 am

Kartarpur Corridors engineering aspects discussed

Experts on Tuesday discussed the alignment of the Kartarpur corridor, the coordinates and engineering aspects of the proposed crossing points, government sources said.

Bollywood Tabloid 20 Mar 2019 4:05 am

Dharwad building collapse: Death toll mounts to 3

The death toll rose to three on Wednesday in an under-construction building collapse in Dharwads Kumareshwar Nagar on Tuesday evening, a senior official said.

Bollywood Tabloid 20 Mar 2019 12:35 am

Beijing: Dalai Lama’s Reincarnation Must Comply With Chinese Laws

Dalai Lama says it is possible that his successor might be found in India.

Thediplomat 20 Mar 2019 12:04 am

China and Saudi Arabia: The Global Ambitions of Mohammad bin Salman

Insights from James Dorsey.

Thediplomat 19 Mar 2019 11:36 pm

How Can Indonesia Take Advantage of the Belt and Road’s Opportunities?

The BRI is a double-edged sword, how can Indonesia take advantage of the benefits and avoid the pitfalls?

Thediplomat 19 Mar 2019 10:56 pm

India 'asks banks to rescue Jet Airways'

The government has asked state-run banks to step in to save the struggling airline, Reuters reports.

BBC 19 Mar 2019 10:29 pm

Pakistan SC hears Sharifs bail plea

The Pakistan Supreme Court on Tuesday heard former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharifs petition against an Islamabad High Court (IHC) order rejecting his plea for bail on medica

Bollywood Tabloid 19 Mar 2019 10:05 pm

Northern Army commander visits Siachen Glacier

Northern Army commander Lt General Ranbir Singh on Tuesday visited forward posts at the Siachen glacier, the worlds highest battlefield, and reviewed the operational prep

Bollywood Tabloid 19 Mar 2019 10:05 pm

The Future of Asia’s Quad: Managing the Perceptions Gap

Despite some ongoing adjustments, the key regional challenge for the Quad is addressing a lingering perceptions gap in some quarters.

Thediplomat 19 Mar 2019 9:53 pm

Advancing ASEAN-South Korea Relations in Moon’s New Southern Policy

Seoul is continuing to develop its ties with Southeast Asian states during a significant anniversary year.

Thediplomat 19 Mar 2019 9:42 pm

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev Resigns

After nearly 30 years as president, Nazarbayev made a shocking resignation announcement.

Thediplomat 19 Mar 2019 8:15 pm

Taiwan, US Plan New, ‘More Direct’ Talks This Fall

The “Indo-Pacific Democratic Governance Consultations” will see a senior U.S. official travel to Taiwan in September.

Thediplomat 19 Mar 2019 8:08 pm

Will the Upcoming Thai Elections Be Free and Fair?

And if they are not, what should liberal and democratic political parties in Thailand do?

Thediplomat 19 Mar 2019 7:03 pm

What’s Behind South Korea’s Persistent LGBT Intolerance?

A recent survey explores the impact of proximity on South Korean attitudes toward LGBT individuals.

Thediplomat 19 Mar 2019 6:59 pm

Australia Expands Its Maritime Power in the Indian Ocean

For years, Australia has been quietly strengthening defense ties with India and other Indian Ocean partners.

Thediplomat 19 Mar 2019 6:38 pm

Countrys welfare is more important than the party, says Surjewala

The countrys welfare is more important than that of the party, said Congress party spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala here on Tuesday.

Bollywood Tabloid 19 Mar 2019 6:35 pm

In Search of ‘Real’ Data on China’s Economy

Technology to the rescue: new sources of data help researchers and analysts shed more light on the Chinese economy.

Thediplomat 19 Mar 2019 6:13 pm

Japan Takes Small Step Toward Diplomacy With North Korea

By stepping back from an annual UN resolution on North Korean human rights, Tokyo is sending a signal to Pyongyang.

Thediplomat 19 Mar 2019 6:03 pm

A First: India Begins Military Exercises With 17 African Countries

AFINDEX-19 underscores India’s growing military-to-military ties with a range of African states.

Thediplomat 19 Mar 2019 5:37 pm

Bolton: China Is One Reason US ‘Looking at Strengthening National Missile Defense’

A top U.S. official contradicts the 2019 U.S. Missile Defense Review’s view on managing China’s strategic arsenal.

Thediplomat 19 Mar 2019 5:27 pm

Human embryo smuggling: Malaysian arrested at India airport

Officials in Mumbai, India, believe they may have uncovered a smuggling ring linked to a clinic.

BBC 19 Mar 2019 2:19 pm

Mukesh Ambani: India's richest man helps his brother avoid jail

The brothers have had an acrimonious relationship, fighting over their father's businesses after his death in 2002.

BBC 19 Mar 2019 1:29 pm

Will support Pakistans territorial integrity: China

China on Tuesday told the international community not to target Pakistan following the Pulwama suicide bombing in Kashmir and said it will stand by Islamabad during testi

Bollywood Tabloid 19 Mar 2019 12:35 pm

India election 2019: Are three times more roads being built?

Is the Indian government building three times more roads than before?

BBC 19 Mar 2019 5:47 am

The ambitious water project that failed to prevent drought

A drought-hit Indian state spent millions to replenish ground water. So why didn't it work?

BBC 19 Mar 2019 5:40 am

China, Pakistan to discuss Pulwama fallout (Second Lead)

The recent India-Pakistan tensions after the February 14 Pulwama terror attack that killed 40 CRPF troopers, will figure in the talks between the Chinese and Pakistani Fo

Bollywood Tabloid 18 Mar 2019 10:05 pm

Sri Lanka launches Anti-Corruption Action Plan

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Monday launched a five-year Anti-Corruption Action Plan aimed to create a corruption-free nation by 2023.

Bollywood Tabloid 18 Mar 2019 10:05 pm

Musharraf in Dubai hospital after reaction (Lead, correcting Intro)

Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has been shifted to a hospital in Dubai after suffering a reaction from a rare disease for which he is already under treatment,

Bollywood Tabloid 18 Mar 2019 10:05 pm

Resume talks with Dalai Lama, aides, US tells China

The US Ambassador-At-Large for International Religious Freedom Samuel Brownback has said the US will continue to support the Dalai Lamas middle-way approach and urged Chi

Bollywood Tabloid 18 Mar 2019 10:05 pm

What Message Does the Latest India-Pakistan Crisis Send to Militants in Kashmir?

The recent crisis in Kashmir sent a message to local militants about the kinds of violence that work.

Thediplomat 18 Mar 2019 9:47 pm

What’s Behind Brunei’s New Military Budget?

A closer look at the broader significance of new figures and what they mean for the country’s defense posture.

Thediplomat 18 Mar 2019 7:26 pm

US-Singapore-Thailand Trilateral Defense Cooperation in Focus with Air Exercise

The silver anniversary of the Cope Tiger exercise reinforced the ongoing trilateral collaboration between the three countries.

Thediplomat 18 Mar 2019 7:24 pm

New Zealand Citizens Open to Gun Reform After Massacre

Less than a week after the deadly shooting at two mosques, New Zealand’s government is moving forward with gun control.

Thediplomat 18 Mar 2019 7:14 pm

Is Nissan a Japanese Company?

The governance implications of the case against Carlos Ghosn.

Thediplomat 18 Mar 2019 7:09 pm

6 Trillion Reasons for Asia to Act on Gender Equality

The OCED estimates that 7.5 percent of global GDP is lost due to gender-based discrimination.

Thediplomat 18 Mar 2019 6:42 pm

China-El Salvador Relationship Wobbles

El Salvador President-elect Nayib Bukele criticized China publicly amid his U.S. visit.

Thediplomat 18 Mar 2019 6:33 pm

Frenetic Serenity: The Streets of Saigon

The 24-hour challenge: 100 street photographs of Saigon

Thediplomat 18 Mar 2019 5:27 pm

China’s 2019 ‘Two Sessions’ and the Statement of Artificial Intelligence Ambitions

China’s “Two Sessions” this year cast a special light on artificial intelligence.

Thediplomat 18 Mar 2019 5:16 pm

Understanding the Latest India-Pakistan Meeting on the Kartarpur Corridor

Can the Kartarpur corridor become a source of meaningful dialogue between India and Pakistan?

Thediplomat 18 Mar 2019 4:38 pm

Royal Australian Navy Task Group Arrives in Sri Lanka for Indo-Pacific Endeavor 2019 Exercises

Four vessels—HMAS Canberra, HMAS Success, HMAS Newcastle, and HMAS Parramata—arrived in Sri Lanka.

Thediplomat 18 Mar 2019 4:28 pm

Former US Defense Intelligence Agency Officer Pleads Guilty to Attempted Espionage

A former U.S. military intelligence officer has plead guilty to attempted espionage charges.

Thediplomat 18 Mar 2019 4:24 pm

Soldier killed in Pakistan firing on LoC in Rajouri

An Indian soldier was killed on Monday in Pakistan firing on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmirs Rajouri district, defence sources said.

Bollywood Tabloid 18 Mar 2019 4:05 pm

Pakistan Foreign Minister to begin 3-day China trip

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi will begin his three-day official visit to China on Monday during which he is scheduled to attend the first Islamabad-Beiji

Bollywood Tabloid 18 Mar 2019 4:05 pm

NATO drone crashes near Afghanistan base

A drone belonging to the NATO-led Resolute Support (RS) coalition forces crashed in Afghanistans Parwan province, police said on Monday.

Bollywood Tabloid 18 Mar 2019 4:05 pm

Pakistans Qureshi in China on 3-day visit (Lead)

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi arrived in China on Monday on a three-day trip during which he is scheduled to attend the first Islamabad-Beijing foreign m

Bollywood Tabloid 18 Mar 2019 4:05 pm

6 shot dead in Bangladesh poll violence

At least six persons, including four law enforcers and an election official, were shot dead and 16 others injured in Bangladeshs Chittagong Hill tract on Monday, a police

Bollywood Tabloid 18 Mar 2019 12:35 pm

Manohar Parrikar: India PM Modi leads tributes

The Goa chief minister was an important leader in Mr Modi's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

BBC 18 Mar 2019 11:07 am